A month after they won a historic Federation Cup, Akwa United players are yet to get the reward of a house and two million Naira each promised by the State Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel.
Akwa beat Lobi Stars 2-1 to win the 2015 Federation Cup in the final played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on November 21.
Players of the team revealed that they are yet to get the two million Naira and house promised each of them by the governor as a reward for clinching a first-ever.
“Up till now we haven’t been given the house and the money the governor promised us for winning the Federations Cup,” lamented one of the players.
“Our families and friends don’t believe us that we are yet to get the largesse as they see us as liars. We are pleading to the governor to fulfill these promises and make us smile.”
Another player said the promises raised their hopes, but they are down as these pledges have not yet be redeemed.
“The promise of two million Naira and house made us happy and we are seriously waiting to have them but it’s taken longer than expected and our morale is down now,” he admitted.
“We were told like two weeks back that it is in process. It’s a month now that we win the trophy and yet we haven’t got the house and the money, we are pleading to the governor to help us and fulfill his promise so as to have a very nice Christmas and New Year celebrations,” urged another worried player.
It was also gathered that the players were only paid half salary for the month of November with an excuse from the management that they do not have money to pay full salary.

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